HOCKEY CRUNCH Kids are Making it Fun to Watch Sens Again. Ottawa Not Far. By Jamie Gilcig

FEBRUARY 26, 2021 – Remember the Sens being in a long play off run and seats being empty? Remember that exposed mess of players trashing a coach? Ottawa Sens owner Eugene Melnyk has been tire fired an awful lot and put into place a clear game plan of dumping salary and improving the value of… Continue reading HOCKEY CRUNCH Kids are Making it Fun to Watch Sens Again. Ottawa Not Far. By Jamie Gilcig

Hockey Crunch by Jamie Gilcig Trade Deadline – Bergy & Habs #epicfail Dorion Winning – Toronto Stands Pat – Winnipeg Panics – Flames Choke – Canucks Confusion

It’s been a busy trade deadline in some ways. Ottawa was facing the biggest challenge. Out were Duchene, Stone, and Dzingel. Duchene was a disastrous mistake last year. Stone simply wasn’t going to resign with the Sens and Dzingel was a sell high situation. And the Sens needed to fill the cupboards and interesting enough… Continue reading Hockey Crunch by Jamie Gilcig Trade Deadline – Bergy & Habs #epicfail Dorion Winning – Toronto Stands Pat – Winnipeg Panics – Flames Choke – Canucks Confusion

HOCKEY CRUNCH – Ottawa Sens @ Future Crossroad by Jamie Gilcig 020619

What a wild spot Sens owner Eugene Melnyk has the city of Ottawa and his own franchise in. It’s a Mexican standoff really. No arena deal in place and a team that if it trades its 3 top potential UFA’s will be a motley mess of bad contracts and young futures. It’s essentially a declaration… Continue reading HOCKEY CRUNCH – Ottawa Sens @ Future Crossroad by Jamie Gilcig 020619

13 Ottawa Sens Points as 2018 19 Season Starts by Jamie Gilcig 100318

Cornwall Ontario – Another Ottawa season, another focus on team ownership rather than the on ice product. With the team in turmoil and morale low one might miss some of the few bright spots.   There are some good young players that will have opportunities they normally might not have in Ottawa this season. Then again,… Continue reading 13 Ottawa Sens Points as 2018 19 Season Starts by Jamie Gilcig 100318

Change in Ottawa Sens Ownership Only Chance to Save Team by Jamie Gilcig 080518

Cornwall Ontario – The litany of issues facing Sens owner Eugene Melnyk is bewildering.  While there’s always a back story to most issues, the face of the slide for the team started with the handling of fan fave Daniel Alfredsson. That it was played out as much in public as it did hurt the team. … Continue reading Change in Ottawa Sens Ownership Only Chance to Save Team by Jamie Gilcig 080518

Canada Gets to Host and Play at a World Cup in 2026

  The news was perhaps not unexpected, but it was certainly met with joy when it was announced that Canada, USA and Mexico would be hosting the 2026 FIFA World Cup. Montreal, Toronto and Edmonton look to be the three host cities in Canada, so there should be an opportunity to catch a big game… Continue reading Canada Gets to Host and Play at a World Cup in 2026

Can the Ottawa Senators be Fixed? When Will Melnyk Sell? By Jamie Gilcig 061418

Cornwall Ontario –  Ottawa hockey fans are some of the best in the country, and this country has some of the best hockey fans in the world. But the Ottawa Senators are a team on the edge.   While many point fingers and pay for billboards delivering the blame at owner Eugene Melnyk there are larger… Continue reading Can the Ottawa Senators be Fixed? When Will Melnyk Sell? By Jamie Gilcig 061418

Ottawa Sens Dump Phaneuf as Team Rejigs for Future. By Jamie Gilcig 021418

Cornwall Ontario – The Ottawa Senators bit first in the trade deadline sweeps dumping D man Dion Phaneuf to Los Angeles in what clearly is a cap deal.   The Sens will save at least $5M depending on what happens on with Marion Gaborik. Gaborik, who’s seen far better days in his career is on the… Continue reading Ottawa Sens Dump Phaneuf as Team Rejigs for Future. By Jamie Gilcig 021418

215,000 Molson Coors NHL Beer Glass RECALL 123117

Molson Coors Canada recalls Limited Edition NHL Beer Glass Starting date: December 29, 2017 Posting date: December 29, 2017 Type of communication: Consumer Product Recall Subcategory: Household Items Source of recall: Health Canada Issue: Laceration Hazard Audience: General Public Identification number: RA-65524 Affected products Limited Edition NHL 20 oz (568 ml) Beer Glass Product description… Continue reading 215,000 Molson Coors NHL Beer Glass RECALL 123117

4 Canadian Teams Left in Stanley Cup Hunt – by Jamie Gilcig 122817

Cornwall Ontario – As the pucks dropped after the Christmas break it’s becoming clearer which teams have a shot at going deep into the playoffs, which are simply bubble teams and which should be focusing on rebuilding or reloading. Rebuild – I’m not sure why Arizona is in the NHL any longer.   The league forcing… Continue reading 4 Canadian Teams Left in Stanley Cup Hunt – by Jamie Gilcig 122817

What’s Wrong with the Ottawa Senators & Why They’ll Trade Erik Karlsson by Jamie Gilcig 121417

Cornwall Ontario – I love Erik Karlsson.   He’s been a strong leader for the Ottawa Sens who helped lead them right up to the gate of a Stanley Cup championship last season before undergoing major ankle surgery. Karlsson is always a Norris trophy threat and All World player.  He’s taken critics to heart and developed… Continue reading What’s Wrong with the Ottawa Senators & Why They’ll Trade Erik Karlsson by Jamie Gilcig 121417

Two Centre’s Traded – None to Habs – Sens Land Duchene by Jamie Gilcig 110617

Cornwall Ontario – Ottawa is leading all Canadian teams in points as GM Pierre Dorion clearly has a different understanding of “Going all in” than Habs GM Marc Bergevin. The three team deal saw the Sens land Duchene while giving up Kyle Turris, a 1st and 3rd rp, the Hamburglar, and 2017 1st Rd Pick… Continue reading Two Centre’s Traded – None to Habs – Sens Land Duchene by Jamie Gilcig 110617

Which Canadian NHL Team Will Have the Most Wins in 2017/18 by Jamie Gilcig 100417

Cornwall Ontario – First day of the NHL season and hope is eternal for all 31 clubs. Capwise here are how the teams rank from top to bottom: Toronto Vancouver Calgary Ottawa Winnipeg Montreal Edmonton Which just goes to show you that cash doesn’t fix all ills in the cap age. And here are my… Continue reading Which Canadian NHL Team Will Have the Most Wins in 2017/18 by Jamie Gilcig 100417

Ottawa Sens Dropping 1500 Seats Highlight Marketing Fail. By Jamie Gilcig 090717

Cornwall Ontario – I’m a secret Ottawa Sens fan.  Of the team, not so much ownership.   I think Ottawa has amazing hockey fans.   Good fans though can get frustrated.   High prices, having to travel to their rink in the boondocks rather than having a downtown rink.  A penny pinching owner. In a… Continue reading Ottawa Sens Dropping 1500 Seats Highlight Marketing Fail. By Jamie Gilcig 090717

Ottawa Sens Former GM & Coach Bryan Murray Succumbs to Cancer 081217

Cornwall Ontario – The man who engineered some great Ottawa Senator teams passed away at 74 after a battle with Cancer. Senator’s owner Eugene Melnyk stated: “Bryan was one of the greatest men that the game of hockey has ever known and also a great father, mentor and teacher.  We extend our sincere condolences to… Continue reading Ottawa Sens Former GM & Coach Bryan Murray Succumbs to Cancer 081217

Will the Ottawa Sens Move to Quebec City? by Jamie Gilcig MAY 23, 2017

Cornwall Ontario – A lot of chatter about the Sens not selling out the house for the playoffs is making the rounds. Frankly I can’t blame them and feel for the thousands of loyal Ottawa Senator fans.   They have a miserly owner that won’t spend to the cap, and an arena in the middle… Continue reading Will the Ottawa Sens Move to Quebec City? by Jamie Gilcig MAY 23, 2017

Leafs & Sens Win – Nashville 2-0 vs Chicago GAME 2 Thoughts by Jamie Gilcig APRIL 16, 2017

Cornwall Ontario – The Habs evened their series Friday night.   This year there seems to be more desperation across the board to win with multiple games of 100 total hits.  It’s good hockey; sometimes great.  Shea Weber, even though he took a lame fighting penalty, was the monster for Montreal.  Just the beating alone… Continue reading Leafs & Sens Win – Nashville 2-0 vs Chicago GAME 2 Thoughts by Jamie Gilcig APRIL 16, 2017

Rough Start for Canadian Teams in NHL Play Offs by Jamie Gilcig APRIL 14, 2017

Cornwall Ontario –  It was great to see five Canadian teams make the playoffs this season after Canada was blanked last year. Sadly all five lost their opening games; some tragically, some, well hockey is a game of funny bounces and for the Leafs Friday night the puck didn’t bounce their way. The upstart Leafs… Continue reading Rough Start for Canadian Teams in NHL Play Offs by Jamie Gilcig APRIL 14, 2017

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